“Dialog Big Match Season” launched to Power Champions of Tomorrow.

February 29th, 2024         Colombo


“Dialog Big Match Season” launched to Power Champions of Tomorrow

Front row: School Captains & representatives from respective schools 2nd Row from L-R: Master In Charge, Vice Principals, Principals, Sub -warden & wardens from respective schools, along with Dialog officials

Dedicated to nurturing talent and empowering champions, Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the launch of the 2024 Dialog Big Match Season initiative. At the heart of this endeavour is school cricket, a key element in grooming future cricket stars, as it's on school grounds where aspirations take flight, setting the stage for remarkable achievements nationally and internationally.

In March, Sri Lanka will be swept by excitement as past and current students of schools across Sri Lanka come together to celebrate cricket, the passion of the nation. This season, Dialog Axiata PLC will proudly sponsor seven prestigious big matches, covering 14 schools, each a tribute to talent, determination, and the rich tradition of school cricket.

"The Big Match Season is integral to Sri Lanka's sporting legacy, and we're delighted to continue supporting this significant cricket celebration, which nurtures future champions destined to represent our nation," remarked Lasantha Thevarapperuma, Group Chief Marketing Officer at Dialog Axiata PLC. "I extend my best wishes to all teams and players for an exhilarating season of cricket."

Dialog Axiata PLC takes great pride in sponsoring the 145th Battle of the Blues, the second-longest-running big match globally, for the 19th year, from March 7th -9th at SSC Colombo. The Company will also support the 90th Battle of the Saints, showcasing the continuing rivalry between St. Joseph's College, Colombo, and St. Peter's College, Colombo. This clash between the two premier catholic schools will be played on March 22nd and 23rd at the SSC grounds. Extending their support to the northern region, Dialog Axiata PLC will sponsor two prominent big matches: the 117th Battle of the North between Jaffna Central College and St. John's College, Jaffna, and the Battle of the Golds, featuring St. Patrick’s College and Jaffna College. The Battle of the North will be held on March 7th , 8th , and 9th at the Jaffna Central school ground, while the 107th Northern Battle of the Golds will be on March 1st and 2nd at St. Patrick’s College ground.

The tranquil hills of Kandy will be alive with big match fever on March 15th -16th as Trinity College takes on hometown rivals St. Anthony’s College in the 105th Upcountry Battle of the Blues Powered by Dialog. Dialog Axiata PLC also supports two Battles of the Golds in the Western province: the clash between St. Sebastian's College, Moratuwa, and Prince of Wales’ College, Moratuwa, and the encounter between Sri Sumangala College, Panadura, and Moratu Maha Vidyalaya. The 74th Battle of the Golds in Moratuwa will take place on March 8th and 9th at the P Sara Grounds, while the 72nd Battle of the Golds in Panadura will be on March 29th and 30th at Moratuwa De Soysa Grounds.

These celebrated matches will serve as stepping stones for future sports stars. As they embark on this thrilling journey, Dialog Axiata extends its best wishes to all participating teams, anticipating an electrifying competition and a journey marked by success.

Spectators can catch all the action in high definition on ThePapare TV - Channel Number 126 on Dialog Television or watch the livestream via and the Dialog ViU app.

Dialog Axiata is the proud sponsor of the National Cricket, Volleyball, Netball and Esports teams. Dialog is also the primary sponsor of Sri Lanka Golf Open and Paralympic sports by powering the National Para Games, and the Sri Lankan contingent to the World Paralympic Games. Further, in line with its commitment towards empowering the champions of tomorrow, the company continues to power the President’s Gold Cup Volleyball, National Junior and Senior Netball tourneys, and Schools Rugby.